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April 14, 2018NEW YORK, NY


Advances in Hip and Knee Sports Medicine

William N.

Christopher S.
  • Natasha N. Desai, MD
  • T. Sean Lynch, MD
For sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and allied health professionals.
RAISING THE GAME: Advances in Hip and Knee Sports Medicine
April 14, 2018
New York, NY

More Information:


Physicians: $395
Fellows/Residents/Allied Health: $295
A ​10% ​discount ​will ​be ​given ​to ​groups ​of ​5 ​or ​more ​from ​the ​same ​institution ​who ​are ​registering ​together.

To register, go to: www.regonline.com/raisingthegame


Convene (View on map)
Convene, 117 W. 46 St., New York, NY 10036


Course Chairmen:

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUCM
  • Head Team Physician, New York Yankees
  • Head Team Physician, New York Football Club
  • President, Major League Baseball Team Physician Association
  • Chief, Sports Medicine Service
  • Co-Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Orthopedic Surgery

William N. Levine, MD

William N. Levine, MD
  • Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC
  • Chief, Shoulder Service
  • Co-Director, Center for Shoulders, Elbow & Sports Medicine
  • Head Team Physician, New York City Football Club

Program Directors:

Natasha N. Desai, MD

Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine


T. Sean Lynch, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Team Physician, Fordham University Athletics


Frank J. Alexander, Jr., ATC

Physician Extender to Dr. Christopher Ahmad

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Nicole S. Belkin, MD

Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Thomas S. Bottiglieri, DO

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

(In the Center for Family and Community Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery)


Joseph Ciccone, PT, DPT, SCS, CIMT, CSCS, ART

Assistant Director, Columbia Orthopedics Sports Therapy

Elan L. Goldwaser, DO

Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine


Farah Hameed, MD

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine


Benjamin L. Oshlag, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Charles A. Popkin, MD

Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Roshan P. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


A.J. Yenchak, DPT

Director, Columbia Orthopedics Sports Therapy

Faculty subject to change


7:30 am    Registration, continental breakfast, and exhibits
Each session in this highly interactive program will include audience response technology, and opportunity for Q & A with the faculty

Session 1: Meniscus

  • Physical examination pearls
  • Imaging skills
  • Technical repair tips: You can improve your healing rates
  • Case presentation: 16-year-old football player treated with meniscal replacement

Session 2: Cartilage Lesions

  • Imaging skills
  • What repair techniques actually work and when should you do them
  • OCD lesions in skeletally immature
  • Debate: MFC lesion for 30ish patient: OATS vs. Uni KA
  • Case presentation: 20-year-old collegiate football player, treated off season with OATS for MFC OCD

Session 3: Patellofemoral

  • Biomechanics and physical exam pearls
  • Imaging pearls for the patients with patellar instability
  • What do you do with cartilage lesions of the patella and the trochlea
  • Role of osteotomies in the PF patient
  • Complications of patellar stabilization surgery
  • Debate: First time dislocator: Immediate stabilizing vs. Rehab

Session 4: ACL

  • Physical examination pearls
  • Imaging pearls
  • An algorithm for graft recommendation to patients of different athletic demands
  • The anterolateral ligament and when I reconstruct it with an ACL
  • Debate: Femoral tunnel drilling: TT vs. Independent drilling
  • When do I repair or reconstruct the MCL
  • Revision ACL considerations
  • ACL psychologic impact
  • Case presentation: ACL and posterolateral corner in professional soccer player
  • ACL prevention strategy
  • Pediatric ACL considerations
  • Case presentation: 11-year-old soccer player with ACL and medial meniscus tear

Concurrent Sessions with Lunch

  • Ultrasound in the hip and knee
  • Considerations for the pediatric athlete
  • Hot topics in rehab

Workshops (not accredited)

  • Sports performance and specialization training – Sponsored by EXOS
  • Hip and knee ultrasound (Hands-on) – Sponsored by Samsung
  • Internal brace – Sponsored by Arthrex

Session 5: Hip Femoral

  • Hip patient presentation and physical exam
  • Radiographic and advanced imaging evaluation
  • Hip arthroscopy for the labral injury
  • Rehabilitation following labral repair &/or FAI surgery
  • Case presentation: Revision hip scope in professional hockey player

Session 6: Hip Extra Articular

  • Athletic pubalgia, core muscle injury
  • Pelvic and sacral dysfunction

4:45    Wine and Cheese Reception

5:30    Adjourn

Hotel Reservations

While there is not an official headquarters hotel for the meeting, the following hotels are recommended and near to Convene, the conference center in which the meeting will be held.

  • The Muse New York

Rates: Depending on how far in advance of the meeting your reservation is made, rates over the meeting dates should be in the range of $280-$350 plus tax

Location: 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (200 yards from the meeting location).

Website: www.themusehotel.com

Phone: 800/546-7866

  • Sofitel New York

Rates: Depending on how far in advance of the meeting your reservation is made, rates over the meeting dates should be in the range of $349-$425 plus tax

Location: 45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 (1/4 mile from meeting location)_

Website: www.sofitel.com

Phone: 212-354-8844

Additional Hotels

The meeting’s location is approximately a 5-minute walk from the numerous hotels located in and around Times Square.

Who Should Attend

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, nurses, athletic trainers and all other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with hip and / or knee sports injuries.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this activity participants will have received an in-depth update on current research and evidence-based practice regarding clinical exam, differential diagnosis, and non-operative and operative management of hip and knee sports injuries.

Educational Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

For the following orthopedic conditions: hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement, pelvic floor dysfunction, meniscus injuries, cartilage lesions, patellofemoral pathology, and ACL injuries

  • Discuss the key steps in physical examination
  • Develop a differential diagnosis based on history and physical.
  • Describe optimal imaging of each condition
  • Demonstrate understanding of the indications and options for non-operative and operative treatments
  • Discuss post-treatment psychologic impact, return to action, and further injury prevention considerations

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER), Columbia University Medical Center, and BroadWater. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy Credit

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the seminar for 7 contact hours.

BOC Credit for Athletic Training

Medical Education Resources (MER) (BOC AP#: P8751) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 7 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides 7.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 7.0 contact hours.

Other Credit

Medical Education Resources will provide participants with certificates of participation, and / or ANCC certificates which can be used in most states by physician assistants for accreditation requirements.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources, Inc., a non-profit medical education company, Columbia University Medical Center, and BroadWater, LLC.

Commercial Support

Various medical companies have been invited to exhibit at this meeting. Full disclosure of financial and other types of support will be disclosed in the course syllabus materials.


A full refund will be issued, less a $75 administrative fee, dependent upon written notice being received by Friday, March 16, 2018. Cancellation notices should be sent via email to nhenkel@broad-water.com or via fax to (630) 682-5811. No refunds will be issued after Friday, March 16, 2018. Substitutions are allowed at any time but must be submitted in writing.

If registrant(s) are unable to attend the meeting due to weather delays, strikes, Acts of God, civil disturbance, or other reasons not directly controlled by the meeting organizers, registration fees will not be refunded.

Course Cancellation:
In the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel the course 21 days prior. Registrants will be notified by certified mail and registration fees will be refunded in full.

The course chairmen reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone whose presence is considered to be incompatible with course objectives.

Provided by:

NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center